About nine in 10 workers worldwide hope to continue working remotely at least partially after the pandemic ends, according to a three-part study by Boston Consulting Group and the Network.
Eighty-nine percent of employees surveyed globally in the study seek a so-called hybrid model of remote work once it is deemed safe to return to the office, the poll found.
About a quarter of workers worldwide want the option to work remotely full-time, while a slightly higher percentage of Americans, 35 percent, desire this option, partially because of the higher cost of living in U.S. cities, the second part of the study showed.
In contrast, developing countries favor full-time remote work more than developed nations. The Philippines led all countries in that category with more than 40 percent of workers saying they would be willing to work from home permanently, the survey revealed.
In addition, almost two-thirds (64 percent) of workers worldwide prefer to have flexible hours once the pandemic subsides, and only 36 percent seek a traditional 9-to-5 job, the poll said.
The study surveyed 209,000 workers in 190 countries.